Pictured: ZEUSS (center) in the studio with Queensrÿche, 2015.
Every recording bearing the mark of ZEUSS is filled with unrelenting power and impassioned performances. The man whose birth certificate reads "Chris Harris" brings experience, dedication, and good-natured camaraderie to every project he touches.
ZEUSS digs deeply to get at the heart and soul of what works best for different artists, capturing uniquely powerful sounds suited to every situation.
As a producer and mixer, ZEUSS connects with musicians because he's a musician himself. As a songwriter, guitarist, programmer, arranger, and overall collaborator, he draws upon a deep well of experience from dues-paying gigs in the rock n' roll, heavy metal, and hardcore communities, a sum total of life lessons which led to his emergence as an A-List producer, engineer, and mixer. Planet-Z Studios is now a sought-after mastering facility, as well.
Before the massive records with genre-defining trailblazers like ROB ZOMBIE, QUEENSRŸCHE, and HATEBREED, ZEUSS played in DOOM NATION and PUSHBUTTON WARFARE, seminal Northeastern bands born and bred in the same scene that brought the world ALL THAT REMAINS, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, and SHADOWS FALL.
100 DEMONS, GOD FORBID, ALL THAT REMAINS, and SWORN ENEMY were among the handful of bands who summoned ZEUSS to help craft what became landmark releases.
By the early 2000s, ZEUSS had established deep friendships and working collaborations with several artists who would continue to call upon him his guidance and producer power. These career-long partnerships were forged most notably with SHADOWS FALL (including work on the 400,000+ selling breakthrough, The War Within), HATEBREED (including various records with Universal and Roadrunner), THROWDOWN (from the hardcore attack of Vendetta to the SiriusXM hits of Deathless), and MADBALL.
The impressive discography ZEUSS has assembled reads like a "who's-who" of modern hard rock, heavy metal, punk/hardcore and the related subgenres - styles of music that continue to dominate at niche retailers, big box stores, and streaming services like Spotify, as evidenced by modern reporting.
ZEUSS has consistently demonstrated a magnificent ear, an incredible dexterity, attention to detail, and ability to make unique sounding albums across a variety of styles.
A small sampling of ZEUSS work includes the precision death metal of SUFFOCATION and KATAKLYSM; the kingmaking deathcore of SUICIDE SILENCE, IMPENDING DOOM, and WHITECHAPEL; the New Wave Of American Heavy Metal of BLEEDING THROUGH and CHIMAIRA; the Active Rock radio catchiness of DEMON HUNTER; the heavy groove of SOULFLY; the metalcore madness of CHELSEA GRIN and ACACIA STRAIN; neo-thrash throwback of MUNICIPAL WASTE; the soulful heavy duty sludge of CROWBAR; the scrappy noise rock of HOWL; and the triumphant return of metal masters like SANCTUARY and SIX FEET UNDER.
Hard rock icons and legends like ROB ZOMBIE (WHITE ZOMBIE, ROB ZOMBIE), MAX CAVALERA (SEPULTURA, NAILBOMB, SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, KILLER BE KILLED), JAMEY JASTA (HATEBREED, KINGDOM OF SORROW, JASTA), and JOEY JORDISON (SLIPKNOT, THE MURDERDOLLS, SCAR THE MARTYR) continue to sing the praise of ZEUSS, in the press and to their peers.
With an eye toward the constantly evolving state of the business, the tools of production, the changing needs of bands, record labels, and managers, ZEUSS remains an unrivaled force of musical thunder.